January 2009
23.01.2009

World’s Largest Online Casino Signs with Evolution

Evolution Gaming, the pioneer of live dealer gaming, has signed an agreement with PartyCasino, the world's largest online casino, opening the door for gamers to enjoy the authentic 'live casino' experience of playing roulette, blackjack and baccarat.

The deal with PartyCasino, operated by PartyGaming the world's largest gambling group, will bring Evolution's industry-leading live-dealer format to millions of customers worldwide.

Gamers will be able to play in real-time, with live-dealers based in Evolution's fully-licensed studios in Riga. All games will be available in a variety of languages currencies to strengthen PartyGaming's development outside of English speaking markets.

Jens von Bahr, Chief Executive Officer of Evolution, said: "This is a very significant deal, not just for us, but for the live-dealer format as a whole. PartyCasino is an industry leader at the forefront of change, and where it goes, others are sure to follow."

The move towards live dealer gaming has steadily gathered pace over the past 18 months as gambling operators increasingly see its potential to help attract new players, re-activate existing ones and compared with traditional RNG, increase player lifetime.

Jim Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of PartyGaming, said: "We believe that 'live casino' will gain us access to players who enjoy and prefer the experience of watching croupiers dealing cards or spinning roulette wheels and calling 'place your bets' in real time - that's great, live online gaming entertainment."

Jens von Bahr commented: "We understand what the player wants - real-cards, interaction with other players, their own croupier and a familiar environment where the customer is comfortable and ready to indulge in the psychological battle of casino games."